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  • Jaime Gylan, PGA 82.7 miles

    “For 15 years I have been helping golfers get better and have more fun.  I am happy to work with golfers of all skill levels as long as they are passionate about improvement.  I measure with some of the best technology in the market and relay to the student in a way thats easy to understand.  Let’s create a plan for your improvement and never look back!” Jaime Gylan grew up playing golf in Baltimore, MD, competed in junior events and forged friendships that last to this day.  He played college golf at Towson University winning the Conference Championship as an individual and transferred to the University of Houston to continue with his collegiate golf career.  Jaime won multiple College and amateur events and competed in the US Amateur at Oak Hill in 1998.  After college he decided teaching golf would be his focus, earned his PGA status and studied under some of the game’s best.  Jaime has coached many champions at the amateur, college and pro levels.  In 2011 he became the Director of Instruction at Royal Manchester Golf Links in Mount Wolf, PA.  He enjoys working with any player that has passion for improvement.

  • Grant Griffiths 125.3 miles

    Grant served as Director of Golf for Julian Krinsky Camps on the Main Line, Philadelphia for over 10 years, leading a team of 35 golf professionals and coaching hundreds of junior golfers from 35 states and 30 countries. Grant also served as Director of Instruction at Play-a-Round Golf Malvern and Play-a-Round Golf Ardmore, before joining White Manor Country Club as Director of Instruction in 2019. Grant is a Certified Hank Haney Instructor, EGTF Master Teacher, USGTF Master Teacher, PGA Associate, BEng in Computer Science and a Masters in Organizational Leadership from Villanova University. Grant obtained his Masters Certification in ground force mechanics and video analysis with V1 Sports, a registered David Leadbetter University Student, Certified Operation 36 Instructor, Certified US Kids Golf Instructor, Certified Skilled Coaching Alliance Instructor founded by Golf Digest Top 50 Instructor John Dunigan and TPI Certified. Grant grew up in South Africa and has lived in Philadelphia the past 14 years. Absolutely committed to helping you succeed! I promise to give you everything I’ve got to guide you along your journey to excellence and enjoyment of the game. Coaching is in my opinion about creating an environment that facilitates learning, growth and performance within you, the golfer. This is achieved by using an holistic and measurable approach to player development.

  • Michael Mitchell 137.6 miles

    Originally from Upstate New York. Served as Head Professional at the following clubs: Ridgemont CC Rochester NY, The Carnegie Abbey Club Newport RI, Indian Pond CC Plymouth Ma, Pelican Bay CC Naples Fla, The ACE Club Philadelphia Pa. 40 years of teaching experience with every level of player  

  • Kieran McCarthy 182.9 miles

    Been a member of the PGA of America since 2001, Qualified for the Met Amateur2 times didn’t start playing golf until the age of 18. Spent 15 years working at a variety of courses in the NY Metro area as an assistant golf pro. Currently work at Fox Hollow Golf Club as an golf instructor and part-time at Golf Galaxy as a club fitter. Have taken golf lessons from the following top instructors, Dave Pelz golf schools, Stan Utley, Todd Sones, Brad Redding, Mike Bender, Mike Adams, Mike Bennett & Andy Plummer (Stack and Tilt). Use Hudle to video tape golf lessons. Certified club fitter for Titleist, Ping, Srixon, Mizuno, Callaway and SeeMore Putters and TM

  • Paul Kaster 203.2 miles

    Golf Digest has recognized Paul as one of The Best Teachers in the country. He was twice honored by U.S. Kids Golf as a world-wide Top 50 Kids Coach. Paul is also level II certified by the Titleist Performance Institute, AimPoint and K-Motion and a Level III SuperSpeed Golf certified coach. He creates coaching programs for adult and junior students that combine remote and in person remote coaching or just remote coaching and uses the latest technology to obtain results for his clients. His junior clients have won at every level of junior golf including the U.S. Kids World Championships, qualifiers and multi-day events on the AJGA, Hurricane Junior Golf, IMG Junior Golf, IJGT, NJPGA Junior Tours. His adult coaching clients have lowered their handicaps by as many as 20 strokes in 29 months. Paul’s passion is to help every golfer he meets enjoy the game as much as possible. Paul learned to play on Chicago’s historic public Jackson Park Golf Course.  Paul attended Colgate University and was co-captain of the golf team before playing professional golf. Paul competed for three years on the Golden Bear (now Gateway) tour and other mini-tours but an injury thwarted his quest to play on the PGA TOUR. He returned to school and earned a Law Degree from the University of Miami.  Paul worked as a child protective services prosecutor for several years before returning to a career in golf. Paul uses his competitive experiences while coaching clients. In 2015, after returning to golf, he advanced to U.S. Open Sectional Qualifying with a score of 69 at Montammy Country Club in Alpine, New Jersey. He also led his pro am team to victory with 9 birdies at the 2015 Open Pro Am at Bedens Brook Club here in New Jersey.  Paul qualified for the 2012 Metropolitan Open with a score of 68 and finished T-5th at the 2012 Bridgestone Premiere Pro-Am at Firestone Country Club, Akron, Ohio.

  • Gary Samborgna 223 miles

    Gary’s passion for golf started at an early age when he began to caddie at Alpine Country Club in Demarest, NJ. This is where he began to find the satisfaction in helping other golfers improve. He later went on to graduate from the Golf Academy of America and accepted the position of Assistant Golf Professional at Montammy Golf Club in Alpine, NJ. While at Montammy, he began to teach lessons, in addition to junior golf clinics. With this experience, he then began to travel to many elementary and middle schools all over New Jersey to run after school golf camps throughout the school year. In addition, he has helped out with several local high school teams working with students, both individually and as a team. Gary is a well-rounded golf professional and has a strong ability to play the game at a high level. Growing up in Washington Township, he attended Westwood High School where he went on to place 4th at the Dan Luciano County Tournament. After high school, Gary went on to play for Bergen Community College where his team won the regional tournament and placed 7th at the JUCO National Championship. After Bergen Community College, he attended the Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach, SC, where he worked hard on improving his game, as well as gaining a better understanding for other aspects of the game. In 2012, Gary graduated from the Golf Academy of America with a degree in Golf Complex Management and a certification in club repair.  He has now started his own company and is the Director of Instruction at Go Low Golf, teaching a majority of his lessons at The Players Club- Indoor Golf Facility located in Paramus, New Jersey. He also does on course playing lessons and online lessons virtually to help students who aren’t located nearby. He looks forward to helping others improve and enjoy the wonderful game of golf!

  • Chris Gabriele 239.1 miles

    Chris Gabriele grew up in Cold Spring Harbor, NY on the North Shore of Long Island. After graduating from Clemson University in 2018, he became a member of the PGA of America and began working for David Young at Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Scarborough, NY. While at school, Chris was a student intern at The Creek , Deepdale Golf Club, Sleepy Hollow Country Club and Royal Poinciana. Chris assisted with golf operations, club tournaments merchandising, golf lessons, clinics and junior golf programs. Chris has had the opportunity to work and learn with a number of great professionals including; Sean Farren, 2017 PGA Professional of the Year, Darrell Kestner, and Master Professional and Met Section Professional of the year 2019, David Young. Other mentors and junior golf coaches include: Kevin Hinton, Kirk Oguri, and Kevin Sprecher. Chris is currently a US Kids Certified coach and Trackman Certified Professional Level 2.

  • Ralph Landrum 384.5 miles

    Landrum Golf Management currently operates the World of Golf facility in Florence, KY.  Its mission is to provide a high level of customer service in a family environment for all of its patrons.  Landrum Golf Management currently manages an executive golf course, indoor and outdoor practice range and short game practice area, and a miniature golf course. Winner of the 2014 PGA National Player Development Award University of Kentucky Golf Team Member U.S. Amateur Semi-Finalist 1977 Played in Masters 1978 and 1983 Played in 6 U.S. Opens – Placed 8th in 1983 Played in 3 PGA Championships PGA Tour Member 1983-85 7 top 10 PGA Tour finishes 1997 & 2013Kentucky Section PGA Junior Golf Leader Award 3 time Kentucky PGA Champion 3 time Kentucky PGA Match Play Champion 3 time Kentucky PGA Player of the Year 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013 Winner of Kentucky PGA Presidents Award 2009 Kentucky PGA Senior PGA Champion 2009 Kentucky PGA Senior Player of the Year 2009 Elected to the Kentucky PGA Board of Directors 2015 KY PGA President 2010 KY Section Golf Professional of the Year 2010 Ky Section Senior Match Play Champion 2012 Elected to the KY Golf Hall of Fame 2013 & 2015 Rated Top 5 Best Golf Instructor in KY by Golf Digest

  • Daniel Lock, PGA 396.4 miles
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    Dan Lock Is a fourth-generation golf professional driven by a passion to help golfers evolve into the best players they can be.  Dan is renowned for his unmatched work ethic and ability to connect with students of all skill levels & background.  Dan understands that each student is an individual, and has differing abilities to learn and progress. He concentrates on understanding the student and assisting with the learning of their ideal golf swing. His own success in individual and competitive golf is only exceeded by his passion to help other golfers reach their fullest potential.

  • Mel Sole 398.5 miles

    After a successful amateur career, Mel Sole turned professional in 1966.  After 2 years as an assistant at Royal Johannesburg GC, he became the Head Professional at Rustenberg GC.  In 1969 he started playing on the Sunshine Tour in South Africa and played for 10 years.  Mel moved to Humewood GC in Port Elizabeth in 1977 and in 1984 immigrated to Toronto, Canada.  In 1989 at the request of his friend and mentor Phil Ritson, Mel moved to Myrtle Beach, SC.  After running a golf school for one year, he opened his own school at Pawleys Plantation GC in Pawleys Island, SC and has run his golf school there ever since.  He has been rated in the Top 5 Golf Schools in the USA by GOLF Magazine and a top 4 instructor in the state of South Carolina. Awards. Ranked in the “Top 5” of GOLF Magazines annual Top 25 Schools. One of only 4 Schools that have remained on this prestigious list since 1999. Received Certificate of Excellence Award from Tripadvisor.com for 5 continuous years. Golf Magazine said, “This School has been doing this longer and better than any other school in the US!” Mel Sole is a Master Professional with the South African PGA.  Only the second person to be awarded this while living outside of South Africa.  

  • Bo Harris 413.9 miles

    Bower (“Bo”) Harris joined the RSCC Golf team in 2019 and serves as the RSCC Golf Team Player Development Coach. Bo is an accomplished Golf Instructor that teaches out of Dead Horse Lake Golf Course in Knoxville, Tn. Bo has been a Golf Instructor since 2010. and has had success in producing outstanding junior players from the Knoxville area and beyond. In 2010, Bo led Team Florida to 4 medals (2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze) in the Special Olympic National Games. Bo began his teaching career locally with “The First Tee of Greater Knoxville” at Williams Creek Golf Course in Knoxville.  Subsequently, in 2015, Bo became the Director of Instruction at Williams Creek as he opened his Award winning Golf Academy until moving to Dead Horse Lake Golf Course in January of 2019. As of this year Bo has conducted more than 10,000 lessons and is currently teaching remotely in 7 states and 4 countries. Bo recently was awarded the 2019 USGTF Teacher of the Year and accepted this award in Phoenix, Arizona. Bo has also established an elite winter program at Tennessee Sports Medicine Clinic in Knoxville that has trained hundreds of local/national high school and college players. Bo has a Bachelor of Science in Sociology Degree from UT-K and an Associate of Science in Golf Management from Keiser University in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Finally Bo has obtained 8 Teaching Certifications including but not limited to being 1 of only 3 Master Level Putting Coaches in the State of Tennessee.

  • Zach Graves 439.1 miles

    Zach Graves is the PGA Head Golf Professional at Bardstown Country Club at Maywood. Zach is a Class A PGA Member and has been since 2015.  Zach has 8 years of experience teaching golf and was the 2018 Assistant Golf Professional of the year for the Kentucky Section. He is a Callaway Staff Member, an ADM Certified Instructor, Get Golf Ready Instructor, and is on the Kentucky Section PGA’s Education and Marketing Committees. Zach’s philosophy on teaching is based on the individual and uses skill development to improve every aspect of the game. He helps each student to learn and grow through teaching them about the club/ball relationship as well as an understanding of the how the club path and face influence ball flight.

  • Benjamin Fulkerson 440.5 miles

    Benjamin’s golf journey started in a fairly non-traditional route.  He wasn’t a 4 year old prodigy, and didn’t even pick up his first club until age 14.  His buddies joined the High School Golf Team, and he decided to give it a try. He immediately fell in love with the game.  During college he worked at Dick’s Sporting Goods in their Golf department, where he earned certifications in Club Fittings and Alterations.  He went on to begin his professional career as an Assistant Professional at Hidden Creek Golf Club in Sellersburg, IN.  After 2 seasons, he moved on to Timbergate Golf Course in Edinburgh, IN for one season.  Ben then was recognized for his quick growth and dedication to the game by being hired on at the Pete Dye Course at French Lick Resorts as an Assistant Golf Professional and Instructor.  The Dye is in the top 100 Public Courses in the Country and the #1 Rated Course in 2017 by the National Golf Course Owner’s Association.  He was the Orange County First Tee Program Coach and Coordinator for over 75 students.  After two years, and a great deal of experience, he joined Oldham County Country Club as the Assistant Golf Professional.  He runs the Ladies and Junior Golf Program with record participation.  In his role at OCCC he realized his passion for teaching.  He has worked with players of all ages and skill levels to help them enjoy Golf as much as he does.  He has added a FlightScope, Launch Monitor, to his teaching options and is excited to work with it himself as he prepares for and competes in tournaments.  His goals are to increase his number of tournament qualifications, complete his PGA Management Program to get his ‘card’, and to one day open his own teaching academy. Ben is a Kentuckiana native with most of his family close by.  He is extremely grateful for their continued support and can’t wait to see what’s next!

  • John Bertges, PGA 482.1 miles

    John has spent over twenty years traveling around the world teaching & coaching the game of golf to players of all abilities. He has coached and trained the 2009 Indiana Open Champion – Aaron Monson. He has trained with Tom Wargo, Senior PGA Tour Player and former Senior PGA champion, and with Bill Davis (one of Golf Digest’s Top 50 teachers in the US) at Jupiter Hills Club in Tequesta, Florida. He also spent time at the world renowned PGA West in LaQuinta, California, studying golf swing mechanics with such notables as Mac O’Grady. In 2005, John was honored as the “2005 Guaranteed Golf’s National Teacher of the Year” From 2000 through 2002, John was a Division III women’s golf coach for Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. He led his team to two consecutive conference championships. He also led his team to a 6th place finish in the NCAA Women’s Golf Championship. He was awarded “College Golf Coach of the Year” two years in a row by the NCAA’s CCIW Conference. In 2000, John is honored as being the first ever golf professional to teach a golf instruction certification school in China. John has started two golf instructional companies overseas. To date, John has taught over 25,000 individual lessons around the world. In 1995, John became a Class-A PGA Professional. In 1992, John was the Assistant Director of Instruction for the nationally recognized golf school United States Schools of Golf. In 1995, John became a Class A member of the PGA of America. In 1998, he became a member of the Professional Golf Teachers and Coaches of America. He is now recognized as a PGTCA Master Instructor. Presently, John operates On Target Golf Schools of Indiana. He is also the director of instruction for all Guaranteed Golf Schools in Indiana.

  • Bill Abrams 558.3 miles

    PGA Member since 1993, experienced as a high energy, multi-award winning players’ coach and advisor Results based, holistic coaching that produces lasting consistency and desired results. Coaching the entire player appreciating their personality and situation is a hallmark. “I teach people, not systems”. “I listen intently to your needs and goals to develop a game plan for success”. Mentored by and a disciple of the legendary instructor Jimmy Ballard Stress solid fundamentals and mindset to create a happy golf loving player. Effective and efficient short game and putting techniques to enhance and simplify scoring Focus is placed on total player improvement – “it’s all about you getting better” Continually develop juniors into high school and collegiate competitors. Coached numerous players of all levels to exceed expectations and goals. “You will never get worse before you get better” 2019 IPGA Teacher of the Year 2018, 2017, 2004  CIPGA Teacher of the Year 2017 Future Champions Top 50 Junior Elite Coach 2015 IPGA Professional of the Year 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019  GRAA Top 50 Growth of Game Professional Member of PGA Magazine Teaching and Clubfitting Advisory Board “Specializing in makings players smile” Certifications: BodiTrak Pressure Tracking Blast Motion Foresight Launch Monitor Eyeline Golf Putting Coach PING Certified Clubfitting Ambassador USKids Golf Top 50 Master Teacher USKids Level 2 Certified Coach Positive Coaching Alliance Double Goal Coach

  • Mitchell Moore 566.2 miles

    2020 Kentucky PGA Teacher of the Year Mitchell brings a passion for golf that began at a young age. After a successful high school career, Mitchell continued his golfing career by playing college golf for Murray State University where he won the 2007 TSU Intercollegiate and was names 2009 All OVC Team. Mitchell pursued professional golf after graduating with a Marketing Degree. After playing 2 years of mini tours, Mitchell started his Golf Professional career by becoming the Assistant Golf Professional at The Links at Novadell. After only one year as Assistant Golf Professional, Mitchell stepped out on his own to become a Full Time Teaching Professional while earning his PGA Class A and developing his own Teaching Academy. Mitchell is now located at Hopkinsville Golf and Country Club where his operates his own Teaching Facility and giving over 1,000 lessons per year. Mitchell also Co-Hosted the 2020 KY PGA Teaching Coaching Summit. TIP OF THE WEEK

  • Reece Bartelt 570.1 miles

    Reece Bartelt is a PGA Professional who specializes in growing the game of golf by helping golfers play their best. Whether he’s teaching a beginner, 15 handicap, or a touring professional, he has consistently proven that he excels in helping his students have more fun and shoot better scores. Reece takes prides in making golf instruction both fun and relatively simple through an approach that complements each student’s individual physical and mental capabilities. Reece completed his Business/Professional Golf Management degree from Ferris State University in 2013. During the course of his collegiate and professional career, he has had the opportunity to work at several world class facilities, as well as learn from some of the world’s best instructors. Years of shadowing the best instructors combined with expertise with some of golf’s best technology/resources including Trackman, Boditrak, K Vest, SAM Putt Lab, and TPI, have helped mold him into the instructor he is today. Outside of golf, Reece is an avid Wisconsin sports fan. He closely follows the NFL, NBA, and PGA Tour.

  • Joe Sheren 570.1 miles

    Joe Sheren is an Award winning PGA Professional who has been challenging the status quo for all 11+ years of his coaching. He is the recipient of the 2019 Illinois Player Development Award. Additionally, he has been nominated 2017, 2018, and 2019 Illinois PGA Teacher of the Year as well as 2018 Player Development Award. He is a class A member of the PGA of America, as well a graduate from Ferris State Universities Professional Golf Management program. In his tenure, Joe has been fortunate to work at some of the Countries’ finest golf facilities including Congressional Country Club, PGA National Resort & Spa, Old Marsh Golf Club, Boyne Resort USA and The Glen Club. The time spent at these facilities has introduced him to a wide variety of members and players with different levels of interest in the game, styles of play, personalities, and backgrounds, all in which expected and received the highest level of customer service and golf instruction. Joe has devoted much of his time to study extensively on biomechanics, kinesiology, and physical fitness as they pertain to the golf swing. Joe has extensive training using the world’s best bio-mechanical technology learning that, even though there is a long list of actions that all good players possess, there is no one method or swing style that works for everyone. Joe has a tremendous amount of passion for the game and will never stop learning how he can continue to make this game more enjoyable for everyone knowing that enjoyment in anything is a key element to continue on and in-turn help grow this extraordinary game. Notable Students: Swing consultant for DePaul Men’s golf team for two years.Collected and analyzed biomechanics for Northwestern Men’s golf Team. Notable: Matt Fitzpatrick Professional Golfer: Raymond Knoll- Stay tuned for this kid. Collected and analyzed biomechanics for Luke Donald and his team. David Cunningham- Current Champions Tour Player- Played college golf with Phil Mickelson. Currently coach Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer of the Chicago Cubs. Northwestern Players Georgetown Player and Club Champion of Evanston Another Club Champion of Evanston Multiple Time Club Champion of Coral Creek and Beverly CC 2 time Senior British Am Winner James Kerr- Professional Golfer. Eddie Fernandes- Once won 7 mini tour events in a row. Currently is well recognized long driver. Senior Long Drive Champion. Long Driver- Recorded fastest ever club speed on Trackman at 156 mph at the World Long Drive Championship in final 8. Joe is married to Katie Sheren and is the father of two boys, Oakley and Tate, and his daughter Palmer.

  • Nick Cuca, PGA 570.1 miles

    Nick Cuca is an Award Winning PGA Professional who is focused on the future of the game and is passionate about developing golfers. In 2017, Nick was named the Illinois PGA Assistant Professional of the Year, and has twice been named an Honorable Mention Top 50 Kids Teacher by U.S. Kids Golf. Over the course of his career, Nick has dedicated himself to continually learning about the golf swing, biomechanics, motor learning, and coaching. He has been fortunate enough to hone his craft while teaching thousands of golf lessons at two of the most prestigious clubs in the Chicago area, Exmoor Country Club and Indian Hill Club. His expertise on coaching golf has been featured on 670 The Score and in the Daily Herald. Nick holds a BA in Economics from Illinois Wesleyan University, where he was a member of the men’s golf team that qualified for two Division III National Championships. He is Titleist Performance Institute Certified and Trackman Level 2 Certified, and a recent recipient of a certification in the Biomechanics of Golf from Penn State University. Outside of teaching the game of golf, Nick serves as a member of the Illinois PGA Board of Directors.

  • Brandon Wessel 579.6 miles

    Brandon has a strong passion for the game of golf and high quality golf instruction/coaching. He started teaching golf when he was 15 and 31 years later Brandon still has the same energy and enthusiasm for this amazing game. He has spent a large part of his time continuing his education in all aspects of golf performance. Brandon is Class A PGA member with an insatiable passion for the game of golf. Brandon is a Certified Titleist Performance Institute Level 3 Golf Instructor, Certified Level 2 TPI Biomechanist, Certified TPI Level 3 Junior Coach, Certified TPI Level 2 Golf Mechanic, Certified TPI Level 2 Golf Coach, Certified Golf Coach (Dr. Jensen/Brunton) – Master of the Mental Game & Developing a World Class Junior Development Program, Level 2 Trackman Certified Professional, Synergy Training Methodic Practitioner, C.H.E.K Institute Level 3 Holistic Lifestyle Coach, C.H.E.K Institute Exercise Coach, Certified Penn State Biomechinist Program, and has 6 certifications with Guy Voyer/SOMA Golf. Brandon combines his high energy with his education to provide the most efficient and effective golf instruction/coaching for all ages and abilities. His ability to work with students and reach their performance goals on the golf course is second to none. Brandon’s belief is that “everything affects everything” and he creates programs to efficiently fix the cause of poor golf performance verses chasing symptoms. Brandon has dedicated his professional life towards understanding all the variables of golf performance. From golf technique, equipment fitting, program development, mental toughness, intensity management, fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle, he can assess each variable and create a performance program to best help each individual reach their golf goals. Brandon uses the best in current training and fitting technologies in golf such as the Trackman Launch Monitor, Bodi-Trak, K-Vest 3D Motion Capture, V1 Video System, Mental Skills Assessment App, and Elite Level Titleist Performance Institute Assessment Tools, C.H.E.K. Institute Assessments, Synergy Training methodic, and SOMA Golf (ONLY Golf Professional to combine all five philosophies in the assessment & training process).From the beginner to the aspiring tour professional, Brandon is ready to help you play your best!

  • Matthew Nations, PGA 591.7 miles

    Native of St. Louis and graduate of Indiana University, Matthew is a PGA of America Class “A” professional and a Wilson Staff Member. By keeping the lesson setting casual and a simplified approach to your instruction, my mission is to break down the physical & mental barriers in golf so you can truly enjoy the golfing experience. Communication with the student is the foundation of any successful lesson. I feel very privileged to have these relationships with both current and former students. Feel free to call, email, or stop by to schedule a lesson, talk shop, or help decide what’s for dinner.

  • Chris McConnell 593.8 miles

    Chris is originally from Scottsdale, Arizona and entered the golf business in 1989. He has worked at high profile facilities such as Troon North and The Country Club at DC Ranch in Scottsdale. Chris was teaching at the Libertyville Sports Complex from 2011-2019. Prior to that he was the head golf professional at Lake Barrington Shores from 2007-2010. Before that he was the Director of Instruction at Winnetka Golf Club from 2002-2006. Chris has instructed adult and junior golfers for over 25 years. The last 15+ years have been in the Chicago-land area. Conducting 15+ junior clinics and has taught an average of 600 lessons annually. He has worked with many top teaching professionals and has been involved with golf schools like Nickalas/Flick and John Jacobs. He has a hard working, wonderful wife, Karen. 2 great kids Parker (10) and Delaney (12) which both play on Libertyville travel soccer teams. He also manages Parkers U10 travel baseball team.

  • Andrew Ogata, PGA 594.2 miles

    As Head Golf Professional at Arrowhead Golf Club, I have the opportunity to help golfers enjoy the game while improving their skills. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to participate in such a wonderful community here in Wheaton. I’m looking forward to growing the game and continuing to create a fun and happy atmosphere at Arrowhead. To book a lesson please call the Pro Shop at 630-653-5800 Ext 1 You may all email myself at Aogata@wheatonparks.org

  • Craig Franke 612.4 miles

    My name is Craig Franke and I have been given the gift to teach the game of golf. I started playing golf at the age of two using plastic clubs and target rings in the back yard of my grandparent’s home. I realize that each day is a new opportunity to learn and grow. I am confident, caring, and compassionate professional that is 100% committed to YOU and YOUR goals of Golf enjoyment and Golf excellence. Please Visit our website for more Golf Instruction information including Junior Golf camps, Adult Clinics, and Golf Programs.

  • Michael Picciano 614.8 miles

    Are you interested in improving your golf game? Did you know that we have extremely talented golf instructors, located on site at Bull Valley? Head Golf Professional Mike Picciano is available to assist you in taking your game to the next level – regardless of what that next level is for you! What are you waiting for? Get started carving those unwanted strokes off your game today!

  • Tony Keeton 770.2 miles

    Originally from Hartlepool, England, Tony has over 15 years of teaching experience, working with players of all calibers, including PGA Tour winners, Champions Tour players, state champions and NCAA Division 1 nationally ranked players. Under the mentorship of Jim Hardy (current top 10 Golf Digest Instructor), the late Jim Flick (instructor to Jack Nicklaus) and Chris O’Connell (current instructor to Matt Kuchar and Golf Magazine top 100 member), Tony is a certified Master Golf Instructor and current World Golf Teacher’s Federation Top 100 instructor. With an accomplished junior golf career, Tony has competed against players such as Justin Rose, Sergio Garcia and Francesco Molinari. His extensive competitive play has armed him with a web of knowledge that he is passionate to share with his students as they strive to improve their golf games. Tony has taught out on the PGA Tour for the last five years at venues such as Augusta National, Pebble Beach, Bethpage Black and Shinnecock Hills but to name a few. “The golf swing is like a signature, no two are alike. Every student that I work with is unique, and I relish in the task of taking what they have and putting in the missing links.”

  • Nick Duffy, PGA 770.2 miles

    A native of Kissimmee, FL, Nick Duffy brings a passion for teaching and years of playing experience. He grew up playing junior golf and qualified for the 98 and 99 US Junior Championships. A graduate of Northwood University, where the team had 3 top tens in national championships. After college, he went on to play professional golf on the Hooters, Golden Bear and Gateway Tours. Nick is a PGA of America Class “A” professional and Proponent group member. He was also named on the Golfdigest list of “Best Young Teacher”. His main focus has been on junior golf through being a Senior Head Coach at Bishops Gate Golf Academy, Core Golf Academy and Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy. He has coached every level of player from Professional Golfers, Collegiate Golfers, AJGA Champions, numerous high-level junior golfers and beginning golfers. Mentored by many of the world’s best Golf Coaches, Bio Mechanics, and Mental Performance Coaches including Kevin Smeltz, Sean Foley, David Orr, James Lietz, Gary Gilchrist, Patti McGowan, Matt Messer, Dr Rob Neal, Dr Brendan McLaughlin, Iain Highfield, and Paul Dewland He currently teaches out of Orange County National Winter Garden, FL Partners with Sik Putter Company and MMG Golf Performance Technology:Quintic Putting System, Capto Putting, Puttview

  • Jess Frank 892.7 miles

    Highest Rated Golf Lessons and Golf Instructor in South Florida Hi my name is Jess Frank, PGA Golf Instructor for Golf Fanatics in Boca Raton and the South Florida areas. I offer a minimalistic, fun and easy way to learn the game. Guaranteed and proven results with over 15 years of teaching golf enthusiasts in the Boca Raton and South Florida areas, your golf game will improve immediately. I have the golfing solution for YOU!

  • Bernard Sheridan 915.3 miles

    Bernard Sheridan has been coaching golf since 1998. He owned his own Indoor Academy near Valley Forge Pa that was the largest indoor facility on the east coast. He is now the Senior Staff Instructor for Bobby Clampett’s Impact Zone Golf located in Naples Fl and also Fort Myers Fl. Bernard is certified in the following  Level 2 SAM Putt , Level 2 Swing Cataylst , The Putting Zone Certified Coach , Super Speed Golf , Eyeline 4 Elements Coach, USKids Certified Coach , TrackMan Level 2 Certified , Foresight Certified Coach, K-Coach Bernard also is the founder and host of Breaking Par Podcast on ITunes Bernard has a friendly connection with his clients and had a consistent and simplistic way of help players understand the dynamics of the game. He uses metaphors and easy to understand terms to help his students achieve their goals and no feel intimidated in the learning process. Bernard is well respected among his peers and the golf community as a top performing coach. Bernard works with students of all levels from beginner up to tour professionals.

  • Kirsten Pike 1166.7 miles

    I grew up attending the Jim McLean full time golf academy in FortWorth and practicing along side Jason Day, while traveling all over the country playing in the top junior tournaments and then went on to play college golf on scholarship. I spent numerous hours throughout the years shadowing Jim McLean, Butch Harmon, Lanny Bassham, Olympic gold medalist for the psychology side of golf and many other top instructors in the world. Always thought I wanted to play professionally, but realized I did not like being gone for extended periods of time enough and always had a passion for helping others through teaching. I love teaching and helping others, it is my passion. I adjust to the player and do not teach a one swing fits all method, I think it is important to build a swing around the ways the student moves best.

  • Marcus Gillmor 1460.3 miles

    My name is Marcus Gillmor and I turned professional in 2016 after competing in the amateur ranks for little over 6 years. While gaining my knowledge and expertise through Coastal Carolina University professional golf management program, I wanted to grow the game of golf to everyone seeking the same passion as I did. While being taught under several highly talented teaching professionals, I built my teaching style to give everyone the best possible way to improve and enjoy the game at the same time. To achieve this, I have four teaching philosophies that I install in all lessons: 1.     Simplicity – Keep the lessons simple so it’s easy for my students to learn and improve. 2.     Individuality – Each swing is like a thumb print; they are all unique in their own way. I take what is comfortable for you, what you have currently done, and make that better. 3.     Statically and visual information – With the use of technology, I will show you why your swing is doing what it is and how to improve on it. Using this information makes your practice sessions easier to understand. 4.     Practice Drills – The way to get better is completing practice drills so that your swing will become more natural in what I’m teaching. My key to success: If you are passionate about getting better, the more practice and dedication you give, the faster the results will come.

  • Earl Gerlach, PGA 1461.3 miles
    •    (5.0)

    My name is Earl Gerlach and I am the Director of Instruction at the Collindale Golf Academy in Fort Collins, CO. Growing up in the southeast, golf was always a big part of his life. From playing all the way from juniors through college at D1 Bradley University, to working at a golf course every step of the way golf has always been a huge part of my life!     “After watching thousands of people play golf and analyzing their swings, I have realized there is a million different ways to swing the golf club. With a focus on fundamentals, I’m dedicated to informing you about the swing, and about simple methods to help you achieve better scores! I can’t wait to meet you!”

  • Eli Haskell 1465.8 miles
    •    (4.9)

    I proudly hail from Glenwood Springs Colorado, and have nearly 20 years of golf coaching experience working with golfers from beginners to professionals. I earned my undergraduate degree from The Colorado College, and a Masters degree in Physical Therapy from Eastern Washington University. This extensive background has enabled me to become a specialist in golf biomechanics and an expert at correctly identifying each student’s physical makeup pertaining to the golf swing.             My experience with golfers has taught me that everyone has different swing concepts, as well as, physical and mental abilities.  I will never teach one ‘ideal’ swing method or way to play.  Instead, I listen, observe, and ask questions first, in a detailed initial consultation and evaluation of your goals and desires.   My objective is to mold and develop what each golfer brings to the table, in order to help them achieve their best results.   At the core of my teaching philosophy is a sincere coaching and mentoring attitude toward the development of golfers. I often say, ‘this is not a dictatorship.  Your input, opinions, and experiences, help me shape how I teach you.’  I firmly believe this!  In the end, together, we create an ever evolving and growing relationship between student and instructor.          

  • Henry Stetina 1696.2 miles

    Do you want to be able to hit more good shots than bad ones? Do you want to enjoy the game more with your family and friends? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you came to the right place! ABOUT ME: I am a PGA Teaching Professional with a passion for helping golfers experience more joy and fulfillment through golf. I teach golf and golf instruction for the New Mexico State University PGA Golf Management Program. I am also the Director of Instruction for Red Hawk Golf Club in Las Cruces, NM, and the Executive Director for the Las Cruces Junior Golf Association. MY COMMITMENT TO YOU: The improvement that you make and the goals that you achieve in golf will reflect the time and effort that you commit to the game. In other words, your improvement is your responsibility. As your coach though, I am committed to answering your questions, helping you set SMART goals, and providing recommendations about your swing, practice routines, and course management decisions. Ultimately, I am committed to being by your side (remotely of course) every step of the way. It is my passion to help you achieve your goals, but it is my duty to make you into a self-reliant golfer. WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT: I am a straight forward, no BS, kind of a guy. I am committed to your success but I expect for you to be far more committed. After all, it is your game we are talking about. I don’t fluff things to make you feel comfortable. Instead. I address the root of the problem. Don’t be surprised if I challenge you both physically and mentally. Since muscles don’t move on their own, the physical improvement that you make in your golf swing will likely be the result of the mental improvement that you make. Lastly, I will be available to you on an as needed basis (I normally respond quickly), but please respect my time and give me 24-48 hours to respond to your message. ACCOMPLISHMENTS: I have been recognized as Golf Digest’s Best Teacher in New Mexico for 2019-2020, the Sun Country Teacher of the Year in 2016, Sun Country Youth Player Development Award in 2018, and Sun Country Player Development Award in 2019. I am passionate about junior golf and operate one of the largest PGA Jr. League programs in the country (#3 in 2019). I not only teach the game at a high level but play to one as well, having competed in a handful of national championships; two PGA Professional Championships and two NJCAA Championships.

  • Jeff Yurkiewicz, PGA 1938.5 miles

    24 Years as Head Instructor for the Peter Kostis Golf academy and Kostis/McCord Learning Center at Grayhawk Golf Club Learned under Top 100 Teachers Peter Kostis and Paul Trittler 2002 Southwest Section Player of the Year 2003 Phoenix Open and Tucson Open participant 2005 PGA Championship participant 19 time Team Member of the SWSPGA Bob Goldwater Cup Team Numerous published articles and videos.  In my 24th year at the Peter Kostis Golf Academy formerly Kostis/McCord Learning Center, I approach golf instruction with a personable style that allows my students to get the most of each lesson.  I would like to credit Peter Kostis and Paul Trittler for my keen understanding of the game; an understanding that I developed into my own practical and effective instructional method. I am a graduate of New Mexico State’s Golf Management Program and am currently a Class-A member of the PGA of America. My competitive golf career includes: 2005 PGA Championship at Baltusrol, 2003 Phoenix and Tucson Opens and 2002 Southwest Section PGA Player of the Year.  

  • Gary Wolf 1943.3 miles

    Gary Wolf has been a Teaching Professional in the Phoenix area for 15 Years. Gary is a highly accomplished golf instructor. His students have qualified for some of the best US Amateur and Junior Amateur events in the country.  Many students have gone on to receive Division 1 scholarships.  Gary enjoys teaching all golfers, from beginner level to the aspiring Pro.

  • Gregg Downey 1944 miles

    Gregg Downey turned professional in 1986 after a successful collegiate career. He joined the Portland State Viking Golf Team in 1981, named team captain and achieved NCAA All-American status in 85’ & 86”. As a winner of four collegiate tournaments and the 1986 Portland City Amateur Championship he became recognized as one of the Northwest’s top Amateur golfers. After turning professional in 1986 he continued his play on various mini-tours home and abroad. In 1990 he turned his focus to teaching and learning more about the golf swing and how to communicate his understanding of the swing to his students. Gregg Downey provides his students with an understanding of the basic swing fundamentals and how the fundamentals affect their golf swing. Cause & Effect Golf identifies key fundamentals that contribute to building a better golf swing. Golfers of all skill levels have swing faults, tendencies that may be detrimental to their golf games progress. Once proper identification is made of the tendencies the student can then learn techniques to minimize the severity or frequency of the tendency to occur. Less frequency results in better golf shots. It is a straight forward approach; go to the source that begins the process of building. It is Downey’s 30 years of teaching and playing experience that helps him to take a simple straight forward approach to repair a golf swing. The second of part Downey’s success as an instructor is his study of the inner game of golf. Inner game techniques are a critical part of a golfer’s progress. From learning a new golf move to playing competitive golf it is important the player be given the proper mental tools to help overcome the obstacles that students face when striving for great success. It is the goal of Gregg Downey and Cause & Effect Golf to make golf enjoyable learning experience for all who play. There is no greater satisfaction to a golf instructor than to hear the jubilation of a student as they experience success with their golf game. Gregg offers private golf instruction in the Scottsdale/ Phoenix, AZ area. He is available for my appointment and looks forward to working with golf students of all levels.

  • Albert Murdock, PGA 1944.4 miles

    I coach golfers of all abilities. I have over 30 years of fitting golf clubs and teaching the game of golf. I understand the true interaction between the golfer and their clubs. I use K-Vest 3 d, video and launch monitor data to help all players understand how the body works during the golf swing.i collect data in 24 different positions before and during the swing that allows me to evaluate your strengths and weaknesses of your golf swing. Through a training program we reorganize your motor patterns for a more efficient and effective golf swing. I use the launch monitor to evaluate your path and face through impact and try to match preferred ball flight to your patterns. I am certified to fit Ping, Titleist, Mizuno, and Taylormade golf clubs to those who wish to have their golf clubs fitted to their golf swing. For lessons please call me at (480)280-5560 or email me at Murdockgolf@gmail.com

  • Scott Watkins, PGA 1947.4 miles
    •    (5.0)

    For a little over 28 years I’ve been a PGA instructor successfully helping golfers from beginners to PGA Tour players hone their golfing skills and lower scores and I will do the same for you regardless of your playing level! I have followed in my father, Arch’s footsteps, who is enshrined in the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame and the Southwest Section of the PGA Hall of Fame. Mission Statement: My mission is to accelerate and simplify the learning process so you will achieve lasting results as fast as is reasonably possible without compromising the integrity of any aspect of your golf game. Some major accomplishments and awards include: Pac 10 Player of the Year First and Second team All American at Arizona State University Southwest Section PGA Section Player of the Year Southwest Section PGA Teacher of the year Five-time nominee for Golf Magazines Top 100 Golf Instructors Ranked 9th, 12th, 11th and 7th in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013 respectively Arizona Open Winner 4-time Southwest Section Champion   I accomplish it through the following teaching philosophy: Understand your goals and how much time you will devote to achieving them through practice and playing Determine with you which sensory teaching method best enables your learning process Customize and communicate instructions that are consistent with your sensory learning preference so we are in sync and can accelerate the learning curve Implement a relevant lesson plan, tweak it as necessary, and achieve positive results Your Key Towards Success: Whether you are a beginner, want a swing change, a tweak, or otherwise improve your game, the key towards success is using an experienced instructor whose teaching method is in sync with the way you learn best, be it verbally, visually, or through feel. The Wrong Key: If the instructor’s teaching method is different from the way you learn best there will be a serious communication problem that adversely affects your learning process. For instance, if you learn best with visuals and your instructor’s method of teaching is through a sense of feel the lesson will be out of sync from the beginning. PGA Touring Pros: Over 99% of the PGA Tour’s top players have swing coaches whose teaching methods are consistent with their sensory learning ability. This enables them to realize positive results as fast as possible because the pro and swing-coach are on the same wavelength… and results are what count. Call or email me so we can talk about achieving your golf goals and getting positive results!

  • David Curtis 2178 miles

    CERTIFICATIONS: PGA Class A Troon Golf Academy Instructor Callaway Professional Staff Member & Club Fitter Former Golf Digest School Instructor Former Advantage Golf School Instructor ACCOLADES: 2016 SCPGA Desert Chapter Player of the Year 2016 SCPGA Desert Chapter Assistant Champion 2017 SCPGA Desert Chapter Assistant Professional of the Year 2018 SCPGA Desert Chapter Associate Player of the Year 2019 SCPGA Desert Chapter Junior Golf Development Leader EXPERIENCE: A Teaching Professional since 2005. I have worked at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort since 2001. Before turning professional in 2005, I played at College of the Desert on the golf team that won a Team State Championship in 2004. I have been teaching golf schools, private lessons, junior golf, and group clinics ever since. I have honed in my teaching skills from some of the biggest names in the golf instruction industry and continue to accumulate more skills throughout the years. Teaching golfers with different skill levels provides a fun mixture of lessons out on the lesson tee each day. I also compete in many SCPGA and Desert Chapter Golf Tournaments, winning several events over the years. PHILOSOPHY: Each golfer has different issues, I address each student’s needs and what the student wants to improve on. I do my best to make sure each student has a foundation of proper setup and mechanics for each shot in the game. PERSONAL INTERESTS: Outside of golf, I have a wonderful family: Katie (wife), Gavin (son), and Gracie (daughter). Additionally, I like NASCAR and collect different species of palm trees.

  • Chris Smeal 2240.7 miles

    Welcome to ChrisSmeal.com Chris Smeal, the San Diego Golf Instructor was born and raised in San Diego, CA and has been actively building the Future Champions Golf Program at Stadium Golf Center since founding the program in January 2004. Chris teaches full time with an approach and philosophy that gets incredible results. His holistic approach to coaching players through technique and mindset have helped over 130 junior golfers earn college golf scholarships. How can I help you today? Please drop me an email and let’s talk about it.  I love sharing with you my passion for the greatest game on earth. I spent my teenage years and my whole adult life developing my coaching style and I can’t wait to help you play better. I had an amazing coach during high school and was able to go from a beginner at age 15 to a scratch golfer by 17 and then a scholarship to SDSU by age 18. My journey through this game had its frustrations and I learned from all experiences. I then worked and learned from some incredible coaches including Butch Harmon, Carl Welty, Jim Flick, and Ben Doyle.  The past several years I have been able to coach/ caddy for some of my long time students at the following events: 2017 US Amateur Championship, 2018 US Amateur Championship, 2018 California State Amateur, 2019 US Women’s Amateur, 2019 LPGA Qualifying School, and the 2019 European PGA Tour Q School. Get Started Today If you are ready to take your game to the next level please click here to schedule your first Lesson! Please browse the website to learn more and call 619-339-2377 if you have any questions. Also check out our award-winning junior golf tour at www.futurechampionsgolf.com We are very active in social media so check out our students on these platforms: Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook.

  • Mike Maggs 2242 miles

    Mike Maggs has spent years giving hundreds of students countless hours of expert Golf Instruction at the PGA West La Quinta Resort helping his students reach their golfing goals and achieve what they thought was not possible. Mike used his time at the PGA West La Quinta Resort perfecting his Golf Instruction skills preparing him to achieve his ultimate goal of starting his own Maggs Golf Academy. This Season he decided it was time to move from PGA West La Quinta Resort and Head to the Beautiful Golf Club at Terra Lago, 10 minutes up the road in Indio, California. On 1st of November, 2014 the Maggs Golf Academy officially opened and Mike’s dream had been realized. Mike Maggs is now a dedicated Expert Golf Instructor at his very own Maggs Golf Academy. Mike uses his passion for golf and life to make his golf lessons the most fun and exciting in the business. Golf is a game and games are supposed to be fun. Many students have said that their time with was Mike at either the PGA West La Quinta Resort or the all New Maggs Golf Academy was the best golfing experience of their lives. Mike previously was an Instructor at the PGA West Golf Academy as well as the Jim McLean Golf School, both of which were located at PGA West La Quinta Resort and Spa. Mike is a Certified Jim McLean Instructor. Over the years Mike has studied the game of golf under several Top 100 Instructors, most notably Jim McLean. He learned patience from Jim and that meant not always fixing the first problem you see, but instead to step back and look more deeply until you can see the key corrections and not just the symptoms. Mike knows doing this is what ultimately will help his student succeed. Every student is unique, with different goals and abilities and all these factors come into play when putting together a plan for success. It is important to tailor a plan that fits the goals and abilities of the student while at the same time inspiring that student to go farther than they thought possible.

  • Douglas Timmons 2242.5 miles

    Doug Timmons is a PGA Class A member and has been an instructor at Encinitas Ranch Golf Course since 1998. Doug’s career began over 25 years ago. He graduated from the San Diego Golf Academy in 1993 and while attending, he also worked as an inside sales rep for Odyssey Golf. From there he worked at several of San Diego’s top courses including Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, La Costa Resort & Spa and Torrey Pines. Doug’s passion for growing the game graduated into coaching boys & girl’s high school varsity golf for 12 years and founding the Encinitas Ranch Junior Golf Program. The program quickly grew to over 500 members and groomed some of San Diego’s top collegiate and now tour players. In 2004 Doug received the PGA Youth Leader of the year award and continues to dedicate a large portion of his time towards developing the next generation in San Diego. Adult Private with video: $100 per hour or $500 for 6 $60 per half hour or $300 for 6 Junior Private Lessons: $70 per hour or $350 for 6 $45 per half hour or $250 for 6 Group Lessons Adults $40 per student per hour Minimum (3) students Juniors $30 per student per hour Minimum (3) students

  • Justin Fox 2273.5 miles

    Hi I’m Justin! Here at RST we teach a fact based approach to the golf swing based on the human anatomy, medical science and biomechanics, the way that the human body was designed to move safely and efficiently without injury for long term results. There are no quick fixes in the golf swing only temporary ones.

  • Sean Lanyi, PGA 2327.4 miles

    Over the past 20 years, Sean Lanyi has dedicated himself to coaching players of all ages and skill levels.  Sean’s continued passion for developing junior golfers is evidence through his unique coaching curriculum.  Being recognized as an Elite Putting, Green Reading and Short Game Coach throughout the West Coast, Mexico and Hawaii, Sean’s expertise and cutting edge technologies provides his players with the opportunity to succeed.  Sean exclusively offers his coaching services at Monarch Beach Golf Links in California, Red Rock Country Club in Las Vegas, Langdon Farms Golf Club in Oregon and Punta Mita Golf Academy in Mexico.   Lanyi is a TaylorMade Golf, Nike Golf, Lamkin Grips Staff Member and Foresights Sports Advisory Staff Member working with a GC Quad Launch Monitor, HackMotion 3D Technology, Boditrak Pressure and Blast Golf Technologies.  He is an AimPoint Express Level III and Putt Doctor Certified Instructor, one of a few in the world.  Sean joined forces with Folds of Honor and the Patriot Golf Foundation as a Master Staff Instructor. Sean is a recipient of the Junior Golf Leader for the Southern California PGA Section, U.S. Kids Golf Master Kids Teacher, Golf Digest Best Young Teacher in 2018 & Golf Digest Best Teacher in the State in 2019. Sean mentored under Stan Utley, Jerry King, Travis Fulton, Mike Malaska, Dr. Craig Farnsworth and Mark Sweeney. Lanyi taught at The Kapalua Golf Academy, Ko Olina Golf Academy, PGA TOUR Academies and the Nicklaus Academy of Golf before relocating to the Pacific Northwest where he resides, joining forces as a Golf Channel Academy Lead Coach.  Sean works with top ranked juniors, collegiate programs and players as well as LPGA and PGA Tour Players.  Drawing from his unique experience as an accomplished player and PGA Professional.  Sean brings an invaluable “inside the ropes” perspective to his coaching. Whether you’re looking for swing instruction, develop a well-rounded short game, understand green reading and what it takes to be a great putter.  Sean has the expertise to help you succeed!